"Let's Do The Time Warp Again" and again and again and AGAIN! That is exactly how I felt this past Saturday, February 19 after seeing Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show" at Monroe Theatrespace in Hoboken, NJ directed by Billy Mitchell and produced by The Theater Company! What makes Billy such a visionary director is that he is able to take this cult classic and make it fresh and super fun!
Billy assembled a phenomenal cast who really know how to entertain the audience! "Naked Eddie" as "Rocky," Billy himself as "Dr. Frank-N-Furter," Bill Graber as "The Narrator," Jenny Fersch as "Janet," Michael Livingston as "Brad," Kate Scott as "Columbia," Kelly Anne Wadler as "Magenta/Usherette," Brian F. White as "Eddie/Dr. Scott," "Brannan Whitehead as "Riff Raff" and cast as the "Freak Show" were Laura Yoder Witt, Kara Moulter, Daniel Rostas, Liza Poor, Muslimah Mays, and Laura Fraenkel.
The whole cast played off of each other really well. The "Freak Shows" got the audience going prior to the start of the show and really flirted their way throughout the show as well. Capitalizing on his naturally muscular body, Eddie epitomized the role of "Rocky." Bill's comedic talents were well suited for his role as "The Narrator." Jenny's innocence, flirtatiousness, and beauty allowed her to make "Janet" her own while staying true to what audiences know. Saving the best for last, was none other than Billy himself, who stole the show as "Dr. Frank-N-Furter," giving his character the freshest take of all..to find out just how fresh and revolutionary Billy made "Dr. Frank-N-Furter," you'll have to go see the show!
With just 4 shows left this Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and 11pm, this one show you'll not want to miss! "There's A Light Over At The Frankenstein Place" and it's shining BRIGHTLY at "The Rocky Horror Show" in Hoboken, NJ at Monroe Theatrespace (720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ)!